HomeTokyo Trip + Itinerary Guide for First-Timers By Marcos Detourista. Updated on January 1, 2019.Here’s a starter Tokyo travel guide with sample itinerary, budget, places to visit & more. Tokyo is one of the most memorable travel destinations that I’ve traveled to.Not only is it one of the World’s most iconic cities (a place every aspiring World Traveler should have on their bucketlist), I also enjoyed my first trip to Tokyo with my parents and relatives. It’s not often that I get to travel abroad with family, so it was a really fantastic experience for me.As we only had a few days in Tokyo, it was important to prioritize places that we wanted to visit. Tokyo is a massive city with lots of interesting districts, each with its distinct vibe and attractions.Since it was my first time to visit Tokyo, I wanted to enjoy sightseeing around the metro’s top tourist spots. Thankfully, we (my brother, cousins & I) had an easy time agreeing on where to go.Traveling to Tokyo for the first time? Scroll down to get started on planning your trip. I’ve included a sample itinerary, places to visit/things to do, list of expenses/budget breakdown and extra travel tips.Follow me on Instagram Tokyo ItineraryWhat to do in Tokyo in 3 days? Here’s a 3 days & 2 nights (3D2N) itinerary for your do-it-yourself (DIY) trip. It’s suited for first-time visitors who visit top attractions in Tokyo including Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea, Shibuya, Tokyo Skytree, experience cultural sites and enjoy a bit of shopping.Feel free to tweak the activities & timings below based on your traveling style, schedule & attractions that interest you the most.Day 1: Asakusa & Tokyo Skytree Sensō-ji temple in Asakusa, Tokyo Marcos at Sensō-ji temple, Tokyo Tokyo Skytree, JapanTimeActivityFlight or train to TokyoArrive at Narita International Airport (NRT) or Haneda Airport (HND)Claim tours, passes & tickets booked online.Tokyo airport to Tokyo city center/hotel trainCheapest ratesTokyo hotel check-inCheapest ratesBest reviewsExplore Asakusa districtTokyo SkytreeSensō-ji templeDay 2: Tokyo Highlights Marcos at Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo at night Marcos at Hachikō Memorial Statue, in Shibuya, Tokyo Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo Takeshita Street, TokyoTimeActivityExplore Harajuku district – food & shoppingMeiji JinguTakeshita StreetExplore Shibuya districtHachiko MemorialShibuya CrossingExplore Shinjuku district – shopping & nightlife Day 3: Tokyo Disneyland Tokyo Disney Resort, JapanTimeActivityTokyo Disneyland and/or Tokyo DisneySeaTrain to Narita/Haneda airport or onward destination in Japan.Tokyo BudgetYour travel expenses will largely depend on your traveling style and how much you plan to spend on activities, accommodations & food. To help you set your own budget, here are budget estimates if you follow the 3 days and 2 nights (3D2N) itinerary posted above. Make sure to review all discounts & online booking prices.Transport expenses breakdownJPY 2,100Narita Airport to Tokyo city center train — Per person one-way fare online.Book hereJPY 2,199SUICA IC Card — Per card price online. Pre-loaded with an initial JPY 1,500 credit. Use this card to pay for trains not covered by the Tokyo Subway Pass. For example, the train to Tokyo Disneyland and Narita/Haneda Airports.Book hereJPY 1,480Tokyo Subway Pass — Per person. Includes 72 hours unlimited rides on Tokyo subway/metro lines. Discount price online, per person.Book discount hereActivities/attraction costs breakdownJPY 7,400Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea — Per person price online. Includes 1-day admission ticket/entrance fee.Book discount hereJPY 3,090Tokyo Skytree — Per person price online. Must book this early. Includes admission ticket/entrance fee to Tembo Deck and Tembo Galleria.Book discount hereBudget Trip – Backpacker expensesJPY 5,779Transport — Includes transport fares and passes listed above.JPY 5,000Accommodations — JPY 2,500 per night in a budget hostel x 2 nightsJPY 7,500Food — JPY 2,500 per day inexpensive meals budget x 3 days.JPY 18,279Sub-total — Excluding attractions/activities & flights. Including accommodations, food & transport. Approximately PHP 8,732 / USD 165 / SGD 226. Or, a daily budget of JPY 6,093 / PHP 2,911 / USD 55 / SGD 75.JPY 10,490Activities — Admission tickets/entrance fees on selected activities above.JPY 28,769Total — Including activities & expenses above. Approximately PHP 13,744 / USD 259 / SGD 356. Or, a daily budget of JPY 9,590 / PHP 4,581 / USD 86 / SGD 119.I’ve included backpacker budget estimates for food & accommodations to give you an idea of how cheaply you can do the trip. If you have money to splurge on hotels, food, and luxuries, simply use the expenses posted to calculate your own budget.Other expensesJPY 1,067Japan local SIM card — 1GB data for 6 daysBook discount hereJPY 500Japan pocket WIFI hotspot — Per day device rental.Book discount hereJapan travel insuranceBook online Tokyo Itineraries & Travel BlogsMore travel tips coming once the detailed Tokyo travel guide is out. In the meantime, feel free to check out my Pinterest board and list of helpful Tokyo travel blogs below for inspiration.https://www.pinterest.ph/detourista/tokyo-travel-guide-blog/https://www.pinterest.ph/detourista/japan-travel-guide-blog/Follow updates on Pinterest@detourista.1 Day ItineraryWhat to do in Tokyo, Japan in 1 day (24 hours or less).VisitJapan Beginner’s Guide | How to Spend a DAY in TOKYO – Tokyo Zebra2 Days ItineraryWhat to do in Tokyo, Japan in 2 days (48 hours or less).Visit2-Day Tokyo Highlights Itinerary – Travel CaffeineVisitTokyo Itinerary: What to Do in Tokyo in 2 Days – Migrating MissVisitThe Perfect 2 Day Itinerary for Tokyo Japan – Travel Pockets3 Days ItineraryWhat to do in Tokyo, Japan in 3 days.VisitThe perfect 3-day itinerary for tokyo (updated 2018 travel guide) – iWanderedVisitOur 3-day Tokyo Trip: Guide, Itinerary & Tips for Filipinos – TripZilla.phVisit3 Days in Tokyo: The Perfect Itinerary for First Time Visitors – The Travel Sisters4 Days ItineraryWhat to do in Tokyo, Japan in 4 days.VisitHow to Spend 4 Days in Tokyo- Our Itinerary – Travel Yes PleaseVisitA Tokyo itinerary for first timers – Suit Case And WanderlustVisitThe Best of Tokyo in 4 Days with a Full Itinerary of All the Must-see Locations – Once In A Lifetime Journey5 Days ItineraryWhat to do in Tokyo, Japan in 5 days.VisitWhat To Do In Tokyo – A 5 Day Tokyo Itinerary – Nerd Nomads6 Days ItineraryWhat to do in Tokyo, Japan in 6 days.VisitTokyo Itineraries (with Budget) – The Pinay Solo BackpackerVisit6 days in Tokyo – What to do, where to go, itineraries, and more – Triple LightsVisit6 days in Tokyo itinerary for first-timers – The Invisible Tourist1 Week ItineraryWhat to do in Tokyo, Japan in 1 week (7 days or more).VisitTokyo Itinerary 7 Days – Asia Travel BugVisitTokyo, Japan: 5-9 Days Itineraries – Miss Happy FeetVisit7 Day Tokyo Itinerary – You Could Travelhttps://www.pinterest.com/detourista/best-of-detourista/Don’t Stop HereDid you find this travel guide helpful? 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